Monday, 21 January 2013

Rahul Gandhi Congress Vice President

Rahul Gandhi was named the Congress vice president, making him officially the number two in the India's oldest party. Congress party spokesperson Janardan Dwivedi told reporters that the decision to elevate Rahul Gandhi was taken by the Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, at its 'Chintan Shivir' in Jaipur. "With his appointment as vice president of the Congress party today, Rahul Gandhi has been elevated to number two position in the party,"Janardhan Dwivedi said. "This decision will greatly strengthen the party and the hands of the Congress president," dwivedisaid

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Monday, 13 June 2011

Gandhi on Child Marriage


Much as I wish that I had not to write this chapter, I know that I shall have to swallow many such bitter draughts in the course of this narrative. And I cannot do otherwise, if I claim to be a worshipper of Truth. It is my painful duty to have to record here my marriage at the age of thirteen. As I see the youngsters of the same age about me who are under my care, and think of my own marriage, I am inclined to pity myself and to congratulate them on having escaped my lot. I can see no moral argument in support of such a preposterously early marriage.


Gandhi and Tagore, Ahmedabad, 6th Conference on Literature in Gujarat, 3-5 April 1920

Child Garland Nehru